For full details and online application, click here (cite job #39165 for creative nonfiction, or job #39113 for fiction). Include letter of application, c.v., and writing sample (30 pages maximum) with the online application. Please have three letters of recommendation sent to Professor Alison Hawthorne Deming, Search Committee Chair, Department of English, P.O. Box 210067, ML445, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721-0067. Review of complete applications will begin October 10, 2007 and continue until the positions are filled. For more information on the department and the program, go to here.
◙ In yesterday’s El Paso Times, I reviewed Aaron Abeyta’s debut novel, Rise, Do Not Be Afraid (Ghost Road Press). As you know, Abeyta is one of La Bloga’s favorite writers.
◙ If you missed Rudy’s post from yesterday, check it out…he writes about an important landmark reached by La Bloga which would not have been possible without you, our readers.
◙ Tattoo Highway, an online journal of prose, poetry and art (and one of my favorite online litmags), is now reading for TH/16: "Sidekicks & Fellow Travelers." Deadline January 15, 2008.
GENERAL GUIDELINES: Interpret the theme literally or loosely, as you wish. Our tastes are eclectic. We like fresh, vivid language, and we like stories and poems that are actually about something – that acknowledge a world beyond the writer's own psyche. If they have an edge, if they provoke us to think or make us laugh, so much the better. We strongly suggest reading a previous issue or two before submitting. While we particularly welcome poetry and short "screen-reader-friendly" prose or cross-genre pieces (less than 1000 words), we do on occasion publish longer work. We encourage hypertext and new media (Flash .swf) submissions, also photographs and original graphics. For complete guidelines, click here.
◙ And this notice from that wild vato of literature, William Nericcio, Professor & Chair of the Department of English & Comparative Literature, San Diego State University: He will be doing a book reading at Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027; Tel: (323) 660-1175, on Wednesday, November 7, 2007, 7:30 p.m. The book: Tex[t] Mex: Seductive Hallucinations of the Mexican in America (University of Texas Press). And here is the pretty ad:
◙ In the latest edition of the Santa Monica Review, a beautiful full-page ad runs for the forthcoming Latinos in Lotusland: An Anthology of Contemporary Southern California Literature (Bilingual Press). If you haven’t seen the ad yet, one of the contributors to the anthology, Daniel Chacón, posted a PDF link to his university’s website. The Santa Monica Review is a fine literary journal that you, as readers and writers, should check out. Now. Or else I’ll have to get a little Tony Soprano on you.
◙ Lo siento for the short post but I moderated a panel at yesterday’s West Hollywood Book Fair and was completely pressed for time. Such is life but I had a blast and will try to gather some photos to give you a report. So, until next Monday, enjoy the intervening posts from my compadres y comadres at La Bloga. ¡Lea un libro! --Daniel Olivas